Dr. Milfred "Bud" Dale, Licensed Psychologist & Attorney
Dr. Bud Dale is a licensed Ph.D. psychologist with more than twenty-five years of experience as a
child therapist, family therapist, and court-appointed child custody evaluator. In the past fifteen
years, his work and scholarship have focused on high conflict families of divorce.
During eighteen years of private practice, Dr. Dale has provided individual, group, and family
therapy. His practice over the past ten years has focused on evaluations, therapy, and other
specialized interventions in high conflict families of divorce. He is a Kansas Supreme Court-
approved mediator, serves as a court-appointed domestic case manager, and is a co-leader of
Horizons, an award-winning, court-sponored psychoeducational program for children and parents
in high conflict families. He has also served as an expert evaluator and witness in licensing board
an international listserv for child custody, forensic psychology, and family law professionals.
Dr. Dale earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, and a
Masters of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Child and Developmental Psychology at The
Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. After a one-year Predoctoral Internship in Clinical Child
Psychology at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, he completed a two-year
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology as a Child Fellow at the Menninger Clinic in View Bud'sVita
Topeka, Kansas. During eight years at Menninger as a Staff Psychologist, he directed an inpatient
unit for children, designed and directed the Adolescent Transitional Program, and designed
and directed the Child and Adolescent Day Treatment Center. Bud maintained his psychology practice while attending Washburn University School of Law. While at law school, he earned certificates in Advocacy and Family Law. As an advocate for children, he filed an Amicus Curiae brief in the United States Supreme Court on behalf of twin children in a complex artificial insemination case and assisted counsel in a Petition for Writ of Certiorari in an adoption case. He also filed an Amicus Curiae brief in Hutchison v. Wray, a Kansas Court of Appeals case involving domestic case managers.